Overclocking iBook 500 - advise

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by massie, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. massie macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2003
    ive heard that my iBook 500 can be upgraded from a 500/66 to a 600/100

    is this true?

    has anyone been brave enough to attempt this?

    is it a stupid thing to try and take on/ can people be hired for this kind of thing?

    would it work with 10.3 installed?

    any hints/tips warnings, and links apreaciated

    thanks for any help

  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    The one thing I can say is watch out for heat issues. Plastic can melt!
  3. jamall macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2003
    Canberra, Australia
    There ate two comprehensive online guides for this: xlr8yourmac and Carl and Stan's page. I haven't hacked up my iBook 500 yet, but successfully overclocking my G4/400 has given me some confidence. Instead of desoldering and soldering resistors, it's easier to cut traces with a scalpel blade and draw in connections with a conductive pen. The hardest thing about the iBook mod seems to be taking the damn thing apart!

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